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Iga Swiatek vs Jana Fett Wimbledon 2022: How and where to watch online for free, 28 June

Shubham Singh
26 Jun 2022
12:25

Wimbledon is the most heralded Grand Slam in Tennis and despite missing some common names, there are plenty of stars that are going to grace the scene of this beautiful tournament. As it happens, the world’s number one ranked tennis player Iga Swiatek is going to square off against Jana Fett. The game will take place on 28 June @ 03:30 PM (+03:00 UTC). Get your meals ready!

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Without a surprise, UK’s major broadcaster BBC has taken over the official broadcasting rights as it has done for many years. In USA, ESPN will air the game. For catching the game online, there are options like Fubo TV, Sling TV, and Hulu TV.

Iga Swiatek vs Jana Fett
Iga Swiatek with two-handed backhand

At 21 years old, Polish Iga Swiatek has hit the tennis gong with full force and has already compiled a decorated career. She is just dusting off elite opponents as she has always been a number-one player, reminding many viewers of Serena’s dominating days. What can I say about Iga that can even make sense of what she has accomplished? Talking about Grand Slams, Iga has racked up two Grand Slam titles and she won the French Open just this year.

But that is not all, if we peek at other major titles, she has won the Italian Open, Stuttgart Open, Miami Open, Indian Wells Master, and Qatar Open, all in combination, without skipping a beat! Who has she beaten on the way and by how much margin? Coco Gauff, Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sakkari, and Anett Kontaveit, and except Sakkari, none of the other players didn’t even win more than four games during a set. That is how dominant Iga has been!

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Unlike Swiatek, Jana is not a well-known name among casual tennis fans and she is not even a seeded player. She had to undergo three qualifiers to make it to the First Round of the Wimbledon. To start with, she beat 18th seeded Qualifier Paula Ormaecha in a one-sided game. Then in the Second Qualifiers, she received stiff competition from Mariam Bolkvadze, winning the contest in three sets. The Third Qualifiers weren’t easy either as the match went to three sets. She Qualified for the First Round of the Qualifiers after beating Katarina Zavatska in three sets.

This is a big success for Jana as she was unable to even qualify during the Australian and French Open. Jana has been a big-time ITF player and has nabbed five titles in what I term the “Second-tier” level in women’s tennis so it is not a surprise that she has made it this far. This will be a huge privilege for Jana as she will come across as the world's number-one women’s tennis player in the world. How will this be for the Croatian?

Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Iga enters with an overwhelming advantage here. While she has had most of the success in the clay/hard court scenarios, we can’t overlook the fact that Iga has grown with each tournament and has become the world's number one in such a short space. Her aggressive nature will post a large number of threats to the Croatian Jana. It must be noted that Ita’s average forehand speed of 118 kilometers per hour is just four kilometers per hour short of a male’s forehand speed, whereas her backhand speed equals that of Dominic Thiem.

Jana has enjoyed success in the ITF circuit, but against Iga, she will be facing someone who is way better than the top ITF top players. Jana has never won against a high-ranked player and her game will have to be better than ever against Iga who has looked on a mission. Sure, Iga isn’t the same player on grass as she is on clay or on hard court, but her serve speed can be impossible to encounter for Fett.

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